English version

end up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishend up phrasal verbEVENTUALLYto be in a particular situation, state, or place after a series of events, especially when you did not plan it He came round for a coffee and we ended up having a meal together. I wondered where the pictures would end up after the auction.end up doing something Most slimmers end up putting weight back on. with Anyone who swims in the river could end up with a nasty stomach upset. as He could end up as president. like I don’t want to end up like my parents. end→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
end upI thought we were going straight home, but we all ended up at Tom's place.We ended up having to postpone our vacation.I fell asleep on the bus and ended up in Denver.Forbes ended up in prison for not paying his taxes.The sweater that my mum knitted ended up twice the size it should have been.end up doing somethingWhenever we go out to dinner with them, I always end up paying the bill.
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Verb table
end
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyend
he, she, itends
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyended
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ended
he, she, ithas ended
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ended
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill end
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ended
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ending
he, she, itis ending
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you, we, theyare ending
Past
I, he, she, itwas ending
you, we, theywere ending
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ending
he, she, ithas been ending
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ending
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ending
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ending
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